To view the link for a video or slides, click on the title of the talk in the schedule.

This three-day symposium will bring together distinguished speakers and participants from the Bay Area and all over the world to celebrate both the excitement of fundamental research on the Theory of Computing, and the accomplishments and promise of computational research in effecting progress in other sciences — the two pillars of the Institute's research agenda.


This symposium immediately precedes STOC, which runs June 1–4, 2013 in Palo Alto, California.

Videos and Slides

To view the link for a video or slides, click on the title of the talk below.

Travel Grants for Graduate Students

A limited number of travel grants will be available for current graduate students. To apply, please send an email to simonsevents [at] berkeley.edu (subject: Symposium%20Travel)  with the subject line "Symposium Travel," your CV, and a short research statement (no more than one page). The deadline is Wednesday, April 24.

Travel Information

Local map for the Symposium

Walking route to Berdahl Auditorium, Stanley Hall from Downtown Berkeley

The walk from the Hotel Shattuck Plaza in downtown Berkeley to the Symposium is a short (0.8 mi) and pleasant walk through campus. If you prefer to take the campus shuttle, the P Line stops in downtown Berkeley and at Stanley Hall. The cost is $1. Please visit: pt.berkeley.edu/around/transit/routes for a map and schedule.

Directions to UC Berkeley


At the Symposium: Campus parking is available at the Underhill Structure, located on Channing Way between College Ave and Bowditch St. For rates and hours, please visit: pt.berkeley.edu/park/visitor/campus
Off-campus parking is available at the Telegraph/Channing Garage, located on Channing Way between Dana St and Telegraph Ave. For other off-campus parking options, please visit: pt.berkeley.edu/park/visitor/offcampus.

Near the Hotel Shattuck Plaza: The closest parking is the Allston Way Parking Garage, located on Allston Way between Milvia Street and Shattuck Avenue.


Hotel Shattuck Plaza
2086 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
+1.510.845.7300 or toll-free +1.866.466.9199

For reservations, call and mention that you are attending the Symposium on Visions of the Theory of Computing.
Promotion Code: 1305SYMONV

Make your reservation by phone as soon as possible to receive a special rate.

Other nearby hotels include: Hotel DurantBancroft HotelDoubleTree Berkeley MarinaThe Faculty Club, and Claremont Hotel and Spa.


Contact Caroline Allum at +1.510.664.9856 or simonsevents [at] berkeley.edu (subject: Symposium%20on%20Visions%20of%20the%20Theory%20of%20Computing) .

Support is gratefully acknowledged from: